Reviews | Mitch McConnell would like Trump to pass out
This power, in turn, can be seen in the decision of states and local counties to censor and denounce Republican members of the House and Senate who voted in favor of impeachment or conviction.
On February 6, the Wyoming Republican Party vote not only to censor Representative Liz Cheney, but also called on her to “immediately step down from her post” and said the party “will withhold any future political funding”. It should be noted, however, that even as his support in Wyoming crumbled, his Republican colleagues in the House, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, rejected a decision to remove Cheney’s leadership position.
Kara Swisher dissects what matters most, exploring the changing dynamics of people, politics and power with guest Maggie Haberman and Representative Cori Bush from Missouri.
One of the most revealing recent polls of Republican voters tested favorable / unfavorable opinions on Cheney, the chairman of the House Republican Conference, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of QAnon when he was elected to the House last year from Georgia. Greene gained special notoriety with her pre-election statements that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was guilty of treason.
Greene suggested Pelosi could be executed, CNN reported. “She’s a traitor to our country,” Greene said in a video. posted on facebook.
She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And it brings help and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. This is betrayal. And by our law, representatives and senators can be expelled and no longer serve in our government. And that’s, uh, that’s a crime punishable by death, that’s what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.
A February 6-9 Economist / YouGov poll asked voters for their ratings of Cheney and Greene. Among Republicans, Cheney was frowned upon, 52% to 20%. Greene, on the other hand, was viewed favorably at 40 to 24 percent.
There are a variety of angles from which to view the McConnell-Trump feud.
the fight isn’t exactly on the soul of the Republican Party, but it’s about whether there will be significant space in the party for figures other than Trump to have significant influence over its leadership.
initially, this competition is not a fair fight. McConnell, aka “Cocaine Mitch”, has gained considerable new right-wing credibility over the years through his hard work on judges. Nonetheless, there are very few grassroots Republicans interested in storming hills for Mitch McConnell, while many of them would climb K2 for Donald Trump.
McConnell’s task, according to Lowry, is not to beat Trump in a one-on-one fight, but “to work to prevent the electorally toxic, or at least risky, Trumpists from winning the Senate primaries, say, in the most extreme example, Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia.
In this kind of fight, McConnell brings his experience in opposing nominations that divide the Tea Party era a decade ago, and “an ability to focus on long-term goals that Trump easily distracted, pushed. by personal animosities, doesn’t “- not to mention McConnell’s fundraising prowess.
There is no doubt, concludes Lowry, that
Trump is a powerful political figure. Still, his toss is not transferable to other Republicans when he’s not on the ballot, and he failed to get more than 47% of the vote in two national elections against dull adversaries.
In fact, the evidence suggests that its circulation is transferable.